IMDb... Guido is a film director, trying to relax after his last big hit. He can't get a moments peace, however, with the people who have worked with him in the past constantly looking for more work. He wrestles with his conscience, but is unable to come up with a new idea. While thinking, he starts to recall major happenings in his life, and all the women he has loved and left. An autobiographical film of Fellini, about the trials and tribulations of film making. "8 1/2" [Wikipedia]... Topics: Federico Fellini, Italian cinema, trailer
Assunta Spina is a 1915 Italian silent film . Outside Italy , it is sometimes known as Sangue Napolitano ("Neapolitan Blood"). The original novel from which the story was taken was written by Salvatore di Giacomo , and had been adapted to a successful theatre drama in 1909. Before Francesca Bertini became a famous actress, she would perform in this drama as a walk-on in the laundry scenes. Five years later, when she had started her career as a film actress, she and... Topic: "Francesca Bertini" "Gustavo Serena" italian cinema 1915
Breve Storia del Cinema - Lo sviluppo del cinema in Italia e il genere epico-storico: http://www.brevestoriadelcinema.org/6-1.html Quo Vadis? is a 1912 film directed by Enrico Guazzoni , based on the 1896 novel of the same name. It was the first blockbuster in the history of cinema, with 5,000 extras, lavish sets, and a running time of two hours, setting the standard for "superspectacles" for decades to come. A worldwide success, it was the first film to be projected in a first-class... Topics: Quo Vadis?, 1913, Enrico Guazzoni, italian Cinema
Cabiria is a 1914 Italian silent film , directed by Giovanni Pastrone (1883–1959) and shot in Turin . The film is set in ancient Sicily , Carthage , and Cirta during the period of the Second Punic War (218–202 BC). It follows a melodramatic main plot about an abducted little girl, Cabiria, and features an eruption of Mt. Etna , heinous religious rituals in Carthage , the alpine trek of Hannibal , Archimedes ' defeat of the Roman fleet at the Siege of Syracuse... Topic: Cabiria "Giovanni Pastrone" italian cinema movie 1914
A delightful film visually and a Renaissance experience for Juliet [Giulietta Masina]. Wikipedia... Giulietta (Giulietta Masina) explores her subconscious and the odd lifestyle of her sexy neighbor, Suzy (Sandra Milo), as she attempts to deal with her mundane life and her philandering oppressive husband (Mario Pisu). As she increasingly taps into her desires (and her demons) she slowly gains greater self-awareness leading to independence. Topics: Federico Fellini, Giulietta Masina, Italian cinema
Rapsodia Satanica (1915) was the last film directed by Nino Oxilia and is undoubtedly one of the finest achievements of the early Italian cinema. In it, Oxilia spins a variation on the Faust myth, embodied here by the diva Lyda Borelli. Typical of extravagant D'Annunzian aestheticism at its height, Rapsodia Satanica was one of the summits of what was later called the "tail coat film." Diametrically opposed to the "cinema of reality" practiced by Serena, Martoglio and others,... Topic: "Nino Oxilia" "Lyda Borelli" italian cinema movie
Dalle imprese dei Lumière, dalla nascita in America del film western, del comico e del melodramma fino alle rivoluzioni tecniche e di mercato, dagli inizi degli anni Cinquanta con le nuove sperimentazioni, la nouvelle vague, l'allargamento delle tematiche fino all'affermazione dell'elettronica: il libro analizza i momenti salienti che hanno contraddistinto le cinematografie nazionali, la nascita dei generi, delle scuole di tutto il cinema del Novecento. Topics: cinema, arta, italian cinema, history of cinema
Encolpius and Ascilto sojourn through Nero's Rome in a Krazy Kat patchwork of disjointed surreal episodes. Fellini based this confusing cinematic treat on the fragmented Petronius narrative of the same name..."Satyricon". Excess and debauchery are bywords for this difficult, subjective film. Film: "Satyricon" [Wikipedia] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyricon_%28film%29 Book: "Satyricon" [Wikipedia] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyricon Topics: Federico Fellini, Italian cinema, Petronius, Nero, Rome, "Satyricon"
1860 is a 1934 Italian historical film directed by Alessandro Blasetti and starring Giuseppe Gulino, Aida Bellia and Gianfranco Giachetti. The filmpresages Italian neorealism in that it was shot wholly on location. Also, most contemporaneous historical epics used a star to focus on grand historical characters.This film focuses on a character whom nobody knows or will ever know; a patriot riding to get the assistance of Giuseppe Garibaldi. This film (in its heralding of neorealism) illustrates... Topics: Alessandro Blasetti, 1860, Italian Cinema, Italian Unification, Risorgimento, Giuseppe Garibaldi
La caduta di Troia , è un film muto italiano del 1911 diretto da Giovanni Pastrone e Luigi Romano Borgnetto . Prodotto dalla Itala Film di Torino , fu il primo film di successo di Pastrone. Dal punto di vista tecnico era ancora composto da inquadrature fisse, non era presente ancora l'innovazione del carrello , sperimentata solo a partire da Cabiria del 1914 . http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_caduta_di_Troia Topic: "Luigi Romano Borgnetto" "Giovanni Pastrone" 1911 italian cinema movie iconauta
La corona di ferro (American title: The Iron Crown ) is a 1941 Italian award-winning fantasy film written and directed by Alessandro Blasetti . The film won a Coppa Mussolini award, which is the ancestor to the Golden Lion. Sedemondo ( Gino Cervi ) succeeds his brother Licinio ( Massimo Girotti ) upon his death as king of Kindaor, and a messenger bearing a crown made from a nail from the true cross requests permission to cross the kingdom. The crown by legend will stay wherever injustice... Topics: Alessandro Blasetti, Italian cinema, Fascism, La corona di ferro, The Iron Crown
A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist. Director: Giuseppe Tornatore Writers : Giuseppe Tornatore (story), Giuseppe Tornatore (screenplay) Stars: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili IMDB Storyline A famous film director remembers his childhood at the Cinema Paradiso where Alfredo, the projectionist, first brought about his love of films. He returns home to his... Topics: Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, New Paradise Cinema, 1988, Giuseppe Tornatore, Philippe Noiret, Enzo...
The 2015 annual proceedings ("Quaderno"), of the Italian Society for Military History (Sism), edited by Stefano Pisu, published by Acies Edizioni (Milan, Italy). Title: "War Films. Historical Interpretations of War Movies and War Documentaries" Topics: War Films, War Movies, Propaganda, Nazi Cinema, Soviet Cinema, Italian Cinema, Hollywood at war,...
The first issue of The Potrero View hit the streets August 1, 1970, “published monthly by The Potrero Hill Mob . . . in the hope that Potrero Hill might come together.” The View is San Francisco’s oldest continuously published neighborhood newspaper. Most early issues covered school sports, activities at the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, the Recreation Center, and the Potrero Branch Library, as well as local news and city politics. Topics: Anchor Steam, Urban Planning, business, development, residential, Sophie Maxwell, Stem Cell,... Source: folio